Light indeed. This Gore Windtopper softshell is a mere 312g, and it still manages to fit in three pockets and pit zips. It’s the only Windstopper jacket reviewed here, although it’s a fabric technology I’m fond of. This membrane will hold off more rain than the rest here. There’s no stretch, but the cut is good, although longer arms next time please! The hand pockets are unfortunately covered by a hipbelt. And it’s £160!

First published: June 2014